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THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, To any two Gentlemen Justices of Montgomery County, Alabama Greeting: Know ye, that we, trusting to your fidelity and provident circumspection, in diligently examining Lewis E. Staples[,] Charles S Lucas[,] & others witnesses as well on behalf of Benjamin W. Walker Plaintiff as Thomas Hundley Defendant in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chaucery for the County of Halifax, command you that at such certain day and place as you shall appoint, you call and cause to come the witnesses aforesaid, before you, and them diligently examine on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, and their examinations unto our said Court, distinctly and plainly, without delay, you send and certify inclosed, returning also to us this writ. Witness, William Holt, Clerk of our said Court, this 14th day of November 1846, in the 71 year of the Commonwealth. Wm Holt

[illegible] the Market Committee be, and they are hereby, requested and authorized to locate the Public Scale, where, in their opinion, may be best, with the concurrence of the Street Committee, provided it is not located on 2nd or 3rd street; which passed in the affirmative. On motion, Resolved, that persons selling hay, oats and long forage, without weights, be exempt from the usual fine during the [illegible] [illegible] continued from time to time, until all of the depositions are taken and concluded. BENJAMIN W. WALKER Oct. 26 w4w